Hello Bitcoin is an open-source presentation deck designed to help Bitcoiners give local talks in their communities and workplaces about how Bitcoin works and why it is important. The target is a beginner audience that is curious to learn more.
Our ambition is for every community to have the opportunity to hear the talk.
This content is best understood as part of a presentation delivered by someone knowledgeable about Bitcoin—preferably in-person. It is meant to foster conversation.
Here are the slides, absent the voice-over, for those curious:
This presentation is made available under a
Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 license.
TLDR - do what you want with it, just attribute back to this site as your source.
We ask only that you represent the Hello Bitcoin brand with high integrity.
Are you a Bitcoiner who wants to help educate your community or coworkers about Bitcoin?
The Hello Bitcoin presentation deck will get you going with a set of well-designed slides that tell the story of Bitcoin in a persuasive and informative way. You take it from there.
To be a good ambassador, our expectation is that you’ll be (1) well-versed in the significance of Bitcoin as a social and economic project for the whole world and (2) sufficiently technical to deeply understand the mechanics of Bitcoin described within the presentation deck.
We are more than happy to help clarify any points for future presenters, just get in touch with any questions.
This deck is not an official or centralized source of truth about Bitcoin. After all, no one is in charge of Bitcoin.
Rather, it is meant as a useful starting point that has been reviewed and improved by a group of interested Bitcoiners that share an interest in getting the word out.
Every presenter should feel free to tweak the material to suit their needs and help make it better for everyone else.
This deck is not an investment pitch or investment advice.
Our aim is solely to educate people about how Bitcoin works and what impact it might have.
Notably (and consciously) the presentation deck does not mention Bitcoin's price.
Find A Venue
Find a comfortable space in your community that will host your talk. Libraries and community centers are good places to start.
Promote Your Talk
Use your own social media channels and leverage your venue—they can often help market your talk through their own channels.
Build Your Deck
Create your own copy of the presentation deck, and tweak it as you see fit. If you make changes that work well, tell us about them!
Practice Your Talk
Find someone non-technical you trust, and run through your talk with them. This will help you find the right voice-over and get the timing right.
Deliver Your Talk
We suggest a target of ~45 mins and a bunch of time at the end for healthy Q&A with your audience.
We can help with any of the above once you commit to giving a talk. Just reach out for advice or with any questions.
Here’s a summary blurb you might use in promotional material:
Many of us have heard about Bitcoin—the world's first digital cryptocurrency. But few people understand how it works, why it is promising and what real risks exist. This talk will demystify the key concepts behind Bitcoin in an accessible way and explore its potential as a new global money for the Internet age. Beginners welcome!
Are you curious to learn more about Bitcoin by having someone give the Hello Bitcoin presentation near you?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where you are.
We’ll do our best to cover areas of strong demand and find a motivated Bitcoiners to engage with your community.